What happened on July 14, 2002
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Racism Unleashed LINDA MELVERN, Linda Melvern is the author of "A People Betrayed: The Role of the West in Rwanda's Genocide."
The Beanstalk Country Tennessee Williams, From "The Collected Poems of Tennessee Williams," edited by David Roessel and Nicholas Moschovakis
Too Good to be True BRUCE PANDOLFINI, Bruce Pandolfini is the author of the forthcoming "The Diagonal Mind" and other books on chess, including "Kasparov and Deep Blue." He was the real-life inspiration for the chess instructor in "Searching for Bobby Fischer."
Unsentimental Journey THOMAS McGONIGLE, Thomas McGonigle is the author of "The Corpse Dream of N. Petkov" and "Going to Patchogue."
Evening Raymond Carver, From "All of Us: The Collected Poems" by Raymond Carver (Vintage: 386 pp., $14 paper)
The Magnificent Ronin RICHARD SCHICKEL, Richard Schickel is a contributing writer to Book Review and a film critic for Time magazine. His television series, "The Men Who Made the Movies," is running every Tuesday this month on Turner Classic Movies.
Survival of the Prettiest FRANCIE LIN, Francie Lin is the associate editor of the Threepenny Review.
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Reveries of a Solitary Walker PICO IYER, Pico Iyer is the author of numerous books, including "The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto" and the forthcoming novel "Abandon." His essay is adapted from the foreword to a new edition of "The Inland Sea," to be published by Stone Bridge Press in September.
'The Dark Hibernal Shore' ADAM KIRSCH, Adam Kirsch is the author of the forthcoming book of poems "The Thousand Wells."
Better Fewer, but Better JOHN SIMON, John Simon is the theater critic for New York magazine and music critic for The New Leader. His most recent book is "Dreamers of Dreams: Essays on Poets and Poetry."
Nowhere to Hide GREG GOLDIN, Greg Goldin is a writer who contributes to numerous publications, including LA Weekly and Los Angeles magazine.
Sisterhood Is Powerful TONY PLATT, Tony Platt is the coauthor of "The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove: An Analysis of the U.S. Police," published in 1975, and, more recently, "E. Franklin Frazier Reconsidered." He is a professor of social work at Cal State Sacramento.
Stepping into California's Range of Light JONATHAN KIRSCH, Jonathan Kirsch is a contributing writer to the Book Review and the author of, most recently, "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
How to Succeed in Business? Try Ethics RUSHWORTH M. KIDDER, Rushworth M. Kidder is founder and president of the Institute for Global Ethics in Camden, Maine (www.globalethics.org ), and author of "How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living." He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop Bid to Revive the Dying Salton Sea BRENT M. HADDAD and CHRISTOPHER J. BROWN, Brent M. Haddad is an associate professor of environmental studies at UC Santa Cruz. Christopher J. Brown is a recent graduate of UC Santa Cruz.
The Greed Patrol Is Back CHARLOTTE ALLEN, Charlotte Allen is the author of "The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus."
Democracy Sprouts From Autocracy PAULA R. NEWBERG, Paula R. Newberg recently visited Uzbekistan on behalf of the National Democratic Institute.
Whither the Poorest in a New Valley City? BILL BOYARSKY, Bill Boyarsky, former city editor and columnist for The Times, is senior consultant for the Center for Governmental Studies and teaches journalism at USC's Annenberg School for Communication. He is writing a biography of the late California political leader Jesse Unruh.
Killer Bees Move North DEBORAH BLUM, Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer and author of "Sex on the Brain: The Biological Differences Between Men and Women."
The Best Defense WILLIAM M. ARKIN, William M. Arkin is a military affairs analyst who writes regularly for Opinion. E-mail: email@example.com
The Patients' Side of the Story SCOTT GOTTLIEB, Scott Gottlieb, a practicing physician, is resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a staff writer for the British Medical Journal.
Bad Cops: Feds Have to Act, Not Talk EARL OFARI HUTCHINSON, Earl Ofari Hutchinson is the author of "The Crisis in Black and Black" (Middle Passage Press, 1998).
Old Age: The New World Threat JOHN J. HAMRE and THOMAS W. JONES, John J. Hamre is president and chief executive of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Thomas W. Jones is chairman and chief executive of Global Investment Management and Private Banking Group, Citigroup.
Time for a Three-Faith Effort ROBERT MCLAREN, MUZAMMIL SIDDIQI and BENJAMIN HUBBARD, Robert McLaren is professor emeritus of child and adolescent studies at Cal State Fullerton and a Presbyterian clergyman. Muzammil Siddiqi is religious director of the Islamic Society of Orange County and a part-time lecturer at Cal State Fullerton. Benjamin Hubbard is a professor of Jewish studies and chair of the Department of Comparative Religion at Cal State Fullerton.
U.S. Muslims, Unify and Stand Up KHALED ABOU EL FADL, Khaled Abou El Fadl teaches law and Islamic law at UCLA School of Law.
Giving the Enemy Its Opening FRIDA GHITIS, Frida Ghitis' latest book is "The End of Revolution: A Changing World in the Age of Live Television."